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CRESCENT CITY - With the presidential primaries on many voters minds, Crescent City is looking to the presidential general election on November 8, which will be combined with its local election.

At the Crescent City council meeting Monday night, it was a unanimous vote to consolidate the two elections. Every two years the city holds municipal elections for council vacancies, as well as...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 23:05

EUREKA - Millions of Californians made it to the polls Tuesday to cast their vote in the presidential primaries. In Humboldt County, some were also voting for the District 2 and District 3 Supervisor seats.

More than 79,000 people are registered voters in Humboldt County. That's up 3,000 from the 2012 presidential primary election. Tuesday they exercised their right to vote at the...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 23:02

EUREKA - Overnight camping for Eureka’s homeless will now be in a rotation between two parking lots.

Tuesday night in a unanimous vote by the city council, the parking lot at the foot of West Del Norte Street was added to the city’s shelter crisis declaration. Currently homeless are allowed to sleep overnight at the parking lot on Washington and Koster Streets. However the site was only...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 22:52

ARCATA - City of Arcata is making progress in its plans to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant. 

The current plant is nearing the end of its lifespan and city officials say long-term investment is needed to ensure basic service and water quality.

Environmental Services Department developed three proposals for the more than $30,000,000 project.

All plans seek continued...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 22:41

Arcata's Environmental Services Director Mark Andre said, "Chlorine does a great job of disinfection. The  downside is it creates disinfection byproducts that can be called a pollutant and have some environmental impacts to the bay. Ultraviolet light on the other hand has a higher energy use. So we're going to be looking at offsettting that energy use with hopefully a sizeable photovoltaic...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 22:41
Board of Supervisors, District 2
ESTELLE FENNELL (I)         78%
GLEN (BUD) RODGERS       22%


Precincts Reporting 100%


Board of Supervisors, District 3

MIKE WILSON             82%
Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 18:31

EASTERN HUMBOLDT - Flames in Eastern Humboldt engulfed a structure then expanded into a wildland fire on Tuesday.

Around 1:30 in the afternoon, emergency personnel responded to Knights trailer Park on the 3300 block of Highway 96 in the Six Rivers National Forest.

Firefighters arrived to a fully involved blaze in a garage of a home. They were able to contain it before it spread...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 16:32

ARCATA - Arcata police will now be first in Humboldt County to carry Narcan in an effort to combat the growing number of opiate related deaths in the area.

Humboldt County is fourth in opiate overdoses in the state of California, and ranks first in the number of hospitalizations.

The drug is administered by nasal spray, and officers will each carry one dose in their medical kits...

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 14:45